Carl Rogers (Key Figures in Counselling and Psychotherapy) by Brian Thorne

By Brian Thorne

'Brian Thorne has arguably develop into the UK's best authority on Carl Rogers and his paintings, gaining this popularity by way of generating books which ooze some of the qualaties that Rogers himslef espoused - frankness, readability, sensivity, insightfullness, thoroughness, humility and genorosity of spirit. This publication won't disappoint the reader on any of those fronts.
I may defy any person-centred practitioner to learn it with no, at a number of instances, studying whatever new, being moved, encouraged, challenged and entertained' - Ipnosis

As founding father of the person-centred strategy, Carl Rogers (1902-1987) is arguably the main influential psychologist and psychotherapist of the twentieth century. delivering particular insights into his lifestyles and a transparent clarification of his significant theoretical rules, this booklet bargains an obtainable advent for all practitioners and scholars of the person-centred approach.

Written by means of Brian Thorne, best person-centred practitioner and bestselling writer, the second one version explores the ongoing impression of Rogers given that his loss of life and the improvement of person-centred remedy internationally.

Drawing on his adventure of getting identified and labored with Rogers, Brian Thorne fantastically captures the best way Rogers labored with consumers and from that, attracts out the sensible implications of what's, in impact, a sensible philosophy of human progress and relationships.

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There came a time, as we have seen, when Rogers dared to view himself as a pioneer who could legitimately lay aside previous theories, however elegantly and persuasively expressed, and devote his energy instead to relating deeply to his clients and discovering with them what worked. In this decision to liberate himself from the constraints of previous theories and to trust the empirical validity of his own experience Rogers was already establishing a baseline of cardinal importance. In this he was encouraged by his understanding of the work of John Dewey and his followers and by the influence of Otto Rank as it was channelled to him through Jessie Taft and her colleagues.

If, however, self and organismic experience are discordant then the actualizing tendency will be frustrated to perhaps a damaging degree. For Rogers the tendency to actualize the self is essentially a ‘subsystem’ of the actualizing tendency and one which can become seriously at cross purposes with the inherent drive of the organism as a whole. It is to this ‘subsystem’ with its crucial significance for a human being’s development that we now turn. qxd 1/27/03 5:38 PM Page 28 28 Carl Rogers Self-actualization and the Concept of Self In 1959 Rogers published a lengthy and detailed exposition of his theoretical position of which he was inordinately proud and which subsequently received little of the attention it undoubtedly merited (Rogers, 1959).

Rogers’ vision of psychology and psychiatry holding hands was never fulfilled and he was quickly at loggerheads with many of his new colleagues, especially in the Psychology Department where a rule of veiled terror predominated so that graduate students were kept in place by a succession of examinations and the fear of failure. So great were the conflicts that in the end Rogers resigned from the department, although he continued to work with the Psychiatric Institute. The Wisconsin years did, however, lead to one major research project.

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